Category Archive: Coach Gavin Fitts

Oct 18

Defensive Back Drill: Stick Tackle

I got this one from our Defensive Coordinator, Jeff Moore, who is one of the best in the business.  He was a 2012 finalist for D3football.com’s Division III Coordinator of the Year, and his defense has led us to a .759 winning percentage since his arrival in 2011.  While he is always on the forefront …

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Sep 26

2-Ball Kickoff Coverage Drill

I used this drill for the first time earlier this season so I am still working out the kinks, but it has a lot of value for a few reasons:   –         it reps 2 kickers and 2 returners at once. –         it forces kickers to place directional kicks accurately. –         it focuses on your …

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Aug 23

Team Building With Special Teams

When the calendar flips to August, coaches usually start tossing and turning at night.  Sometimes we lie awake as different schemes and drills occupy our minds, trying to dream up practices that will maximize our time on the field.  Only days away from meeting a new team, one that will never again have the same …

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